Elizabeth Warren, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, Kamala Harris, Stacey Abrams and many more Democrats have been floated for Vice President Joe Biden to pick as his running mate. The decision can be a make or break pick for Biden—he has to compete against Bernie on the left with progressive policies while courting conservative Democrats and moderate Republicans against Trump. Who do you want to see as Joe Biden's vice president?
Elizabeth Warren has the most leverage over both the Biden and Bernie campaign. Despite being unable to take the lead, Warren has built a sizable following that could tilt the close race to either candidate. Many pundits say a Biden/Warren ticket would be powerful—it would be a true unity ticket. They would be best positioned to defeat Trump while bringing the party and America back together.
Pete Buttigieg had a meteoric rise during the primaries, far exceeding expectations for a long-shot candidacy. The first openly-gay candidate, Buttigieg inspired people across America. Buttigieg could balance out concerns about Biden's age while injecting new ideas from someone many voters perceive as highly intelligent, pragmatic and effective.
Kamala Harris would show Biden is serious about taking on Trump. The former prosecutor is among the strongest voices in Congress to take on and challenge Trump. Her forceful performance in the debates and in hearings shows she knows how to get answers and hold people accountable. For many pundits, a Biden/Harris ticket would be an extremely strong challenge to Trump.
Stacey Abrams was floated by Joe Biden as a potential running mate back in 2019. Since then, more and more voters are coalescing around that potential ticket. Abrams captured the imagination of Democrats across the nation when she fought a close race to be Georgia's governor. She's a rising star in the party and is well-liked by the Democratic base.
Amy Klobuchar could be a strong running mate alongside Joe Biden. Klobuchar could help Biden shore up support in the Midwest. Already, Klobuchar has endorsed the Biden campaign. The two are aligned politically and philosophically. Together, they could put forward a pragmatic and moderate plan for America—something that could tamp down the chaos of the Trump administration.